Secretary Blinken: "We're not looking for a conflict with China."

US Secretary of State, Blinken addressed outlining the Administration's policy toward the People's Republic of China at George Washington University.

Secretary Blinken stated that they would not recognize the independence of Taiwan and remain committed to their 'One China policy and said: "We're not looking for a Cold War or a conflict with China. However, the key sectors of the economy cannot be completely dependent on China. We will fight for American industry with every tool we have."

Secretary Blinken "To the contrary, we are determined to avoid both. Competition need not lead to conflict, and we do not seek it, and we will work to avoid it."

Secretary Blinken stated that the US would resist China's 'coercion that would jeopardize the economic system of Taiwan' and 'increasingly provocative rhetoric and activities' and said: "We remain committed to intensive diplomacy alongside intensive competition with China."
The US Secretary of State further stated that the US 'was ready to discuss their respective responsibilities with China, as nuclear powers.'

Secretary Blinken noted that they did not support the independence of Taiwan and said: "The 'One-China' policy of the US has not changed. However, despite the coercion and provocations of China, we will continue to expand our cooperation with Taiwan, consistent with our 'One China' policy.

Turk of America Journalist Ali Cinar picked the headlines from Biden's speech are as follows:

-The price of admission to China's market must not be the sacrifice of core values.

- China is a serious long-term challenge

- Beijing's vision would move us away from the universal values that have sustained so much of the world's progress over the past 75 years

-The key sectors of the 21st-century economy cannot be allowed to become dependent on China.

-We will fight for American workers and industry with every tool we have.

- We will align our efforts with our network of allies and partners, acting with a common purpose and common cause and harnessing these two key asset

-Competition need not lead to conflict, and we do not seek it. We will work to avoid it.

Secretary of State Blinken on the Biden administration’s foreign policy priorities

Secretary of State,Anthony Blinken,  unveiled the Biden administration's top foreign policy priorities, including containing coronavirus and putting Americans first.Secretary Blinken says China is the “only country with the economic, diplomatic and military  power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system." Secretary Blinken described China as the greatest geopolitical test of the 21st century.

In his speech titled "A foreign policy for the American people," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken listed eight priorities that will stand out in the foreign policy of the new term. 

Eight priorities of Biden era foreign policy

According to the foreign policy outline drawn by Antony Blinken, the elements of Biden era foreign policy are as follows:

1- Taking the coronavirus epidemic under control, preventing a similar crisis from occurring again by predicting pandemics and ensuring information is shared correctly and on time.

2- Ending the economic crisis and building a more stable and inclusive global economy. Protecting the rights and interests of the American employees. Preventing the theft of U.S. intellectual property rights or the manipulation of currency to gain an unfair advantage.

3- Renewing the democracy that is under threat. Encouraging other countries to make important reforms, abolish bad laws, urge them to fight against corruption, and promote democratic behavior.

4- Establishing a humane and effective immigration system. In this context, working together closely with other countries, especially the neighbors of the U.S. that are in Central America.

5- Reviving the relationships with the allies and partners of the U.S.

6- Fighting climate change and managing the green energy revolution.

7- Securing the leadership of the U.S. in the technology field. Strengthening the U.S. technology defense. Ensuring that the new technologies protect privacy, make the world safer and healthier, and consolidate democracy.

8- Managing relationships with China is "the greatest geopolitical test of the 21st century."

Stating that China is "the only country that has the economic, diplomatic and technological power to challenge the consistent and open international system." the Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said the relationship with China would be carried out "competitive when needed, hostile when necessary, cooperative when possible."

Emphasizing the need for the U.S. to work together with its allies and partners in this context, Blinken said, "China has taken our place in the field we retreated. (This) makes it necessary for us to defend our values when human rights are abused in Xinjiang or when democracy is violated in Hong Kong. Because if we don't do this, China will act without fear about the consequences of its behavior."

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